List of common misconceptions From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated. Arts and culture Food and cooking Roll-style Western sushi. Searing meat does not "seal in" moisture, and in fact may actually cause meat to lose moisture. Legislation and crime Literature The Harry Potter books, though they have broken children's book publishing records, have not led to an increase in reading among children or adults, nor slowed the ongoing overall decline in book purchases by Americans, and children who did read the Harry Potter books were not more likely to go on to read more outside of the fantasy and mystery genres. Music Religion Hebrew Bible Buddhism Christianity Islam Sports
Fallacy List 1. FAULTY CAUSE: (post hoc ergo propter hoc) mistakes correlation or association for causation, by assuming that because one thing follows another it was caused by the other. example: A black cat crossed Babbs' path yesterday and, sure enough, she was involved in an automobile accident later that same afternoon. example: The introduction of sex education courses at the high school level has resulted in increased promiscuity among teens. A recent study revealed that the number of reported cases of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) was significantly higher for high schools that offered courses in sex education than for high schools that did not. 2. SWEEPING GENERALIZATION: (dicto simpliciter) assumes that what is true of the whole will also be true of the part, or that what is true in most instances will be true in all instances. example: Muffin must be rich or have rich parents, because she belongs to ZXQ, and ZXQ is the richest sorority on campus. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
Metaphilm ::: Donnie Darko A new theory to help the viewer unravel the cult classic. Erik A. Coburn n recent years, Donnie Darko, directed by Richard Kelly, has become a cult classic. Explaining the timeline This diagram summarizes Donnie’s travel, to and from the Tangent Universe, to and from the past and the future. The entire movie occurs between points B and C on the timeline, aside from the last five or ten minutes, which happen at point A. Before getting into the explanations, there are some phrases that need to be defined: With these terms in mind, we can now begin breaking down the timeline. At point A, the Tangent Universe appears. He’s been here before Take a deep breath, now. Now what does this mean? What is Frank’s story? Frank is not a supernatural being. But, if Donnie is saved by Frank at the beginning, what about his first trip through the Tangent Universe? In every other attempt, Donnie shoots Frank before starting over. The Ensurance Trap He finally succeeds. Tying up the loose ends Wake Up Notes 1.
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Personal and Historical Perspectives of Hans Bethe Knight's tour An open knight's tour of a chessboard An animation of a knight's tour on a 5 by 5 board. A knight's tour is a sequence of moves of a knight on a chessboard such that the knight visits every square only once. If the knight ends on a square that is one knight's move from the beginning square (so that it could tour the board again immediately, following the same path), the tour is closed, otherwise it is open. The exact number of open tours on an 8x8 chessboard is still unknown. The knight's tour problem is the mathematical problem of finding a knight's tour. Theory Knight's graph showing all possible paths for a knight's tour on a standard 8×8 chessboard. The knight's tour problem is an instance of the more general Hamiltonian path problem in graph theory. History The Knight's Tour as solved by The Turk, a chess-playing machine hoax. The earliest known reference to the Knight's Tour problem dates back to the 9th century AD. से ना ली ली ली ना ना ना ली ली ना ना ना ना ली ली ली ली where
Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time Introduction - 10,000 Year Clock The full scale 10,000 Year Clock is now under construction. While there is no completion date scheduled, we do plan to open it to the public once it is ready. The essay below by Long Now board member Kevin Kelly discusses what we hope the Clock will be once complete. This is one of several projects by Long Now to foster long-term thinking in the context of the next 10,000 years. by Kevin Kelly There is a Clock ringing deep inside a mountain. is around to hear it. The Clock is real. The Clock is now being machined and assembled in California and Seattle. The Clock’s inventor introduced the idea of the Clock (in 01995) with this context: I cannot imagine the future, but I care about it. That’s Danny Hillis, a polymath inventor, computer engineer, and designer, inventor and prime genius of the Clock. Eno also composed the never-repeating melody generator that rings the Clock’s chimes inside the mountain. To see the Clock you need to start at dawn, like any pilgrimage. You keep climbing.
Dream Recall Believe it or not you can learn to recall most all your dreams. With these simple techniques you can start remembering dreams within the first or second night of practice. It's sort of like self hypnosis in a way. You are simply making suggestions to your mind before you are completely asleep. This state of mind is called the borderline sleep level. It is when your brain is most likely to absorb the suggestions. They say that certain foods can cause bad dreams. 1. 2. 3. 4. Take me Back to the Home Page